William "Bill" F. Riggs

Partner
Tulsa, Oklahoma
D: 918.591.5226
C: 918.698.1992
F: 918.925.5226
Williams Center Tower II
Two West Second Street, Suite 700
Tulsa, OK 74103-3117
William F. Riggs

Bill Riggs negotiates, drafts and interprets corporate and business contracts for clients in the oil and gas, pipeline, banking, construction, aviation, public utility, manufacturing, and other industries. He attempts to bring clarity and perspective to the legal issues in commercial transactions so that informed business decisions can be made and alternatives considered in the context of the nature, size, and risk of the transaction.

Particular experience includes commercial finance, corporate, business entities, management and owner rights/duties, mergers and acquisitions. He has also handled construction matters, representing owners, architects, and contractors; manufacturing and equipment sales on behalf of domestic and international sellers and buyers; and intellectual property matters.

With his experience as the former Managing Partner of Doerner, Bill brings a CEO’s perspective and understanding of the opportunities, pressures and challenges facing businesses in day-to-day operations and commercial transactions.

Representative Experience

Recent significant transactions include:

  • Acquisition of stock of national pipeline construction contractor-$100 million, representing purchaser
  • Bank financing (Exim Bank guaranteed) for international manufacturing and sales contract-$35 million, representing borrower
  • Software license and maintenance agreement for financial system, supply chains, customer relations, production management, and human capital management software-$1.2 million, representing licensee
  • Financing of acquisition of commercial aircraft-$10 million, representing lender
  • Restructuring debt obligations of medical device manufacturing company-$6 million, representing investor
  • Organization of medical device manufacturing company-$5 million, representing new owner
  • Recovery Zone Facility Revenue Bonds and related financing for construction of medical facility-$22 million, representing owner
  • Construction contracts relating to construction of multi-story office building-$16 million, representing owner
  • Oil and Gas investments for exploration and drilling programs-$100 million, representing investor and operator
  • Restructuring investment of Indian nation investment-$3 million, representing Indian nation
  • Sale of stock of national pipeline company-$100 million, representing seller
  • Manufacturing and Marketing Joint Venture for domestic and international sales
  • Financing of hotel development and construction-$5 million, representing owner/borrower

Professional, Community and Pro Bono Involvement

  • Listed in Best Lawyers for Corporate Law, 2005-2014
  • Lightbearers Ministries International, Inc., 1995-present
  • Oklahoma Hunter Jumper Association (OHJA) 1990-2001
  • The Oklahoma Swing Syndicate, 2011 to present

Education

  • J.D., with high honors, University of Arkansas Leflar Law Center, Arkansas Law Review, Senior Key, 1979
  • B.S.P.A., with honors, Public Administration, University of Arkansas, 1976
  • B.A., with honors, Philosophy, University of Arkansas, Phi Beta Kappa, 1976

Bar & Court Admissions

  • Oklahoma, 1979

Alternate Biographies


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Ginny Keith
918.591.5297
gkeith@dsda.com

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